My name is Michelle Bernier-Libersher.
I have been showing dogs off and on for 31 years.
I got my first dog when I was 8. She
was a miniature poodle named Candy. I showed her
in obedience and junior showmanship. While I was
showing her in obedience I met a big red Borzoi, which I
fell in love with.
I have a sister who is allergic to dogs so I could not
get a Borzoi until I moved out. So 11 years later
in 1990, I moved out and got a Borzoi one month after
that. Her name was Fantasia and I showed her in
agility and lure coursing. She did very well in
both, but she really excelled in lure coursing.
In 1991, I got another Borzoi that I named Mariah.
Mariah was a princess and she believed she was the most
beautiful thing. I have to agree that she was.
She was my first Conformation dog. I am very proud
that I got her Championship on her, owner handled.
In 1992 I decided I wanted another coursing dog and it
seemed like a Whippet was the best choice.
is when I got my Choleena. She was the best dog
ever. She excelled in so much. She achieved
an LCM-3, AKC CD, UKC Agility ATCH title, her AKC
agility novice, open and all but one leg on her
excellent title. Choleena's career stopped short
because of a coursing injury and I had to retire her at
age 3. Choleena just passed away in April 2008 at
age 16. I thought I would never get another dog
that could compare to her and achieve so much, but I
have been blessed.
In 2004 I got two incredible dogs, Mira and Carina.
They are doing and enjoying agility, obedience, rally,
conformation and lure coursing. I would like to
take this time to thank Sharon Lund for selling us
Carina. Carina has been a star. She had done
way more than I could have ever expected a dog to do.
In 2005 and 2006 she finished #2 in ASFA. At age
2, she had achieved an LCM-5, and at age 4 she earned
her LCM-7. We have not spent much time coursing in
the last 2 years as we enjoy the other venues so much
that I just can not seem to make time for conformation.
In 2008 we decided to breed Carina to Shannon & Krystyl
Lyons boy Bosley. This litter has proven to be
amazing. In 2010 Catori finished #1 in ASFA and
the entire litter was in the Top 15 ASFA Lure Coursing.
Three of the five where in the Top 25 in AKC Lure
Coursing. In 2011 we focused on ASFA only and
Catori finished #1, Tala #2 and Nado #4 and even momma
Carina finished in the Top 20. So as if this was
not enough, our little Catori pulled it off again in
2012. Three years in a row Catori has finished #1
in ASFA Lure Coursing, this has only been done one other
time by a Whippet. Also, Nado and Tala finished in
the Top 10. Alright, I don't mean to sound
like a broken record, but we are so AMAZED with our
litter. Catori has made a new ASFA Whippet record,
Catori finished #1 again in 2013, this is the first time
a Whippet has ranked #1 FOUR times, way to go Catori!
Tala also finished #3 and Nado #11 in 2013.
In 2008, we decided to adopt one of the Catahoula pups
we had been fostering, Talize. She is a wonderful
Catahoula; very laid back like the Whippets. Her
wonderful loving, gentle nature is what made us decide
to keep her. Talize is our mother hen, she takes
care of everybody (including us).
I have been feeding my dogs raw food and doing minimal
vaccines since 1992. Back then I had to make all
my own food, but now there are several pre-made frozen
raw foods out there. I feel raw feeding has lead
to the good health, longevity, and great performance of
my dogs. I very much encourage raw feeding and minimal
vaccinations. I personally only vaccinate my dogs
for rabies, as required by Illinois law. I do not
give any puppy vaccines either, I feel it is best to
build a strong immune system. If you are
considering purchasing a puppy from us, please do some
research on Prey appropriate diet and the problems
associated with vaccines. I am including a page
with some information on natural rearing. I am
also including some links with more information.
Please check out all the information available to you
and make a choice that you can live with. I am
flexible and will work with you. I understand that
there is more than one way to view all this.
My goal in breeding is to produce an excellent family
pet, easy to live with, well rounded, healthy, versatile
dog with a great immune system. I would love my
pups to go to a performance or show home, but the most
important thing to me is that they are a permanent, very
loved part of your family.
I was also very involved in Catahoula
rescue, for several years. I have included a page with the Catahoula's that have been adopted through us. I believe you
should give back whenever you can, and I have been
fortunate enough to be able to open my heart and home to
dogs in need. Please do whatever you can to
help with the over abundance of unwanted pets. If
you are thinking about breeding, please think hard.
Decide whether you can afford to do everything properly.
Please do health testing and be prepared to take back
your pups if they can no longer be cared for. If
you are not showing or breeding your dog, please spay
and neuter. We all need to do our part.
I have also included a page in memory of the animals in
our lives that have given us so much and for all the
lessons we have learned from them. They will never
be forgotten and will live on in our hearts forever.
Remember to cherish every moment with your loved ones,
and remember those moments forever. They can never
be taken away and we will always have them in our heart
As 2012 rolled in, I had a great tragedy. My
wonderful friend and companion, "Misty" (my Morgan mare)
pass away. I had her since she was 4 years old and
had broke and trained her, she was my best friend. After
the sudden loss of Misty, I sold my other horse and
decided I could not have a horse at this time.
This tragedy has brought us to a new place in our lives.
We have 14 acres and we had nothing on it any more, it
was sad. So we decided to raise Boer Goats
(colored and dappled Boers) and Katahdin Sheep (Haired
Sheep). Our Katahdins are purebred and our Boer
goats are all registered, some are percentages. We
are breeding for meat quality, good health, parasite
resistance, and color. We like color! All of
our animals are grass fed pasture raised and naturally
raised. We use herbs and natural remedies to keep
our animals healthy and parasite free. We sell our
Sheep and Goats for breeding stock, show stock and for
meat. If you are interested in them, please feel
free to email us. We are just starting out, so we
will probably not have anything for sale until 2014.
Please keep checking back or email to be put on a
waiting list. Check out
Tadita Naturally Raised Animals
Other items included on my website: my family and our other furry critters that our in our lives.
I hope you enjoy!